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‘Absolutely Vile’ Food Forces School Canteen To Shut Down

Anish Vij

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‘Absolutely Vile’ Food Forces School Canteen To Shut Down

A school was forced to shut down its canteen after pupils' parents complained about the 'absolutely vile' looking food.

Photos of the dinners were posted online by parents who's pupils are studying at Ysgol Dyffryn Taf in Whitland, Carmarthenshire.

Hundreds of comments were left underneath photos uploaded by parent Shelley Webb, whose child complained about the state of the food.

According to BBC, the pupil said: "There are pink sausages, there are pink chunks in the chicken.

"People have claimed to be ill after eating it, and I have stopped eating it. 

"If you take it back we are told that is how the meat is supposed to look or they will give us a new one and charge us for the new one.

"One of my friends found plastic in her burgers.

"She told one of the supervisors and was told it was just one of those things.

"She was just saying it was normal."

Credit: Media Wales
Credit: Media Wales

Mrs Webb added: "They have to go on courses, the kitchen staff, whoever is cooking that food.

"And maybe change their portion control. The children are hungry.

"As parents we are spending a lot of money to get not much food."

A main meal cost £2.60 she said.

"It is just totally out of order serving that food to our kids," said Mrs Webb. 

"You could kill someone."

Credit: Media Wales
Credit: Media Wales

A letter from headteacher Julian Kennedy to parents suggested that students would have to bring packed lunch for Monday and Tuesday because the canteen would only be offering cold drinks, snacks and packed lunches for those eligible for free school meals.

The letter read: "We are aware of concerns regarding the quality and/or portion size of some of the lunchtime provision in the dinner hall.

"We want all of our young people to have access to a vibrant and healthy food offer to match other schools in Carmarthenshire. 

"As soon as we were made aware of the concerns we contacted the local authority who have worked with us to review the offer. 

"As a result of that review, the local authority service would like to spend some time with the key staff from the school kitchen to reconsider all aspects of the current food and drink offer.

"We are also in discussions with the local authority regarding investment in improving equipment and working arrangements in the kitchen."

Carmarthenshire Council, the authority responsible for education and school dinners at Ysgol Dyffryn Taf, has said it is now looking into the matter urgently. The council's director of education and children’s services, Gareth Morgans, said: “We are investigating these concerns as a matter of urgency now that it has been brought to our attention and would like to reassure parents that arrangements are in place to address this situation. If parents/guardians or pupils have any concerns about the standard of food in Carmarthenshire schools, we would encourage them to contact [email protected]

LADbible have contacted Ysgol Dyffryn Taf for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Media Wales

Topics: UK News

Anish Vij
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